HOLY LAND with EGYPT (Mar/ Apr/ May 2012)



HOLY LAND TOUR
12-Day Tour of Jordan, Israel and Egypt
Group Departure:  March 18, April 16 and May 14, 2012
Tour Price from $2,458.00+ per person (Full Board)

Printable Itinerary


Day 01 
MANILA / AMMAN (L,D) 
Depart Manila on board your flight to Amman. Enjoy in-flight meals and ser-vices. Arrive at Amman Airport. After air-port formalities, board your coach and transfer to your hotel. Check in, dinner and overnight.

Petra
Day 02 
PETRA EXCURSION (B,L,D) 
Today, you will visit the fabled “Red Rose City” of Petra, the 2000 year old Nabatean capital, now one of the world’s wonders. Take a horse ride to the Siq. Then walk to the Treasury, a rose colored monumental building artfully carved out of sheer rock. Visit the other temples and tombs carved into the mountainside. Return to your hotel for dinner and over-night.

Day 03 
AMMAN – JERICHO –  MT. TABOR – TIBERIAS (B,L,D) 
Check out of your hotel. Continue to Madaba, land of fruit and water where you can see the first Holyland Map. Continue to Mt. Nebo, believed to be the burial site of Moses. Drive to Allenby Border and cross into Israel. Drive to Jericho, the city that Joshua destroyed and the oldest city in the world. Proceed to Mt. Tabor to visit the Church of the Transfiguration. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 04 
GALILEE AREA (B,L,D) 
Visit the Beatitudes Church where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter and Tabgha where Jesus performed the multiplication of the loaves and fish. Continue to Capernaum where you will see the 4th century Synagogue and St. Peter’s House. Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Continue to Cana where Jesus changed the water into wine. Couples will renew their marriage vows in the Church of Cana. Next stop is Nazareth. It is here where the Angel Gabriel appeared before Mary and where Jesus spent his boyhood. Visit the Church of Annunciation and St. Joseph’s Workshop and the home of the Holy Family. Proceed to Yardenit, a baptismal site on the Jordan River. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 05 
TIBERIAS – CAESAREA – HAIFA – JAFFA – JERUSALEM(B,L,D) 
Drive to Caesarea, built by Herod the Great, where Peter baptized the centurion Cornelius. See the Roman Amphitheater, the Aqueduct and many other ruins. Continue to Mount Carmel in Haifa,
Israel’s third largest city. See the Bahai Shrine and Gardens. Next stop is Jaffa, Which like Venice and Genoa, is a great port of times. Walk through Jaffa’s reconstructed Artist’s Quarter. Drive through the bustling city of Tel Aviv on your way to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 06 
Room of the Last Supper
JERUSALEM - BETLEHEM (B,L,D) 
Drive to the Mount of Olives for a breath-taking view of the city. Visit the Pater Noster Church, the Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Proceed to Mount Zion where you will visit the Room of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb, the Dormition Abbey, and St. Peter’s Church. Then drive to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Visit the Church of Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 07 
JERUSALEM - QUMRAN - DEAD SEA (B,L,D) 
Enter the Old city. Stop at the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed a blind man. Visit the Church of St. Anne. Then follow the Via Dolorosa (14 Stations of the Cross) starting at the Church of Flagellation (Lithostratos) to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site of the Calvary. On to Mount Moriah to visit the Western Wall. Then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Experience floating on its mineral rich waters. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 08 
JERUSALEM - TABA BORDER - ST. CATHERINE (B,L,D) 
After breakfast, we will enter the Old City through the Dung Gate to visit the Wailing Wall and the Temple Area, adjacent to the Alaksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. Pool of Bethesda, Church of St. Ann – Zion Sisters – Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulcher. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 09 
ST. CATHERINE - MOUNT SINAI - CAIRO (B,L,D) 
Early morning mountain climbing on Mount Sinai, where the Ten Commandments were given to Moses. Enjoy the breathtaking view of sunrise from the peak. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Check out then drive to Cairo City, passing Suez Canal and Moses Springs. Check in at the Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10 
The Pyramids of Giza
CAIRO (B,L,D) 
Start the day at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, housing the gold treasures of Tutankhamen. See a wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids of Giza and the nearby Sphinx. Visit the Hanging Church and the Church of Abu Sergah. Dinner Cruise and show at the Nile River. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 11 
CAIRO / MANILA (B,L) 
Check out. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Day 12 
MANILA 
Arrival in Manila. Home sweet home!


INCLUSIONS:
 Roundtrip Airfare
 First Class Hotel
 Daily Breakfast and Dinner
 Luxury Private Coach
 Local Guide
 Airport Transfers
 Tours & Admissions

EXCLUSIONS:
 Visa Fees & Border taxes: $ 160
 Travel Tax, Airline Tax & $ 300  (subject to change)
 Terminal Fee Php 750
 Travel Insurance
 Tipping: U$ 10.00 / person / day
 Airport / Hotel Porterage




* A minimum of 25 persons is required to run this tour.  If interested, please send us your passport names so that we can include you in the list.  We will then inform that the tour is pushing through once the quota has been reached.